Penn Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with musculoskeletal disorders, spinal cord injury, brain injury, neurological disorders, stroke, pelvic floor disorders, amputation, cancer and sports injuries at a variety of locations throughout the Philadelphia area. Our department is comprised of highly skilled, sub-specialty trained physicians and healthcare professionals that span multiple disciplines, creating an organized and seamless system of care. Our strong commitment to quality and outcomes provides patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available.

Our Visionary Partnership: Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP) is a joint venture that combines the resources of the innovative and nationally recognized Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pa., with those of Penn's world class academic medical centers. GSPP is the official healthcare provider for rehabilitation medicine across the Penn Medicine network. The mission of GSPP and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to create exceptional patient-centered rehabilitation and post-acute care services by defining evidence-based practice and fully integrating care throughout the continuum.

Defining the Past and Shaping the Future

Penn's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the oldest department of it's kind in the nation and has played a pivotal role in shaping other rehabilitation programs across the country. Our influential leadership role is maintained through our world-class, comprehensive and progressive clinical care, education, and research that provide the highest quality of patient care.

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In This Section

A Message from the Chair

The Chair of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department discusses the past, present and future accomplishments of the department.


Read our latest and past Forward Motion: Penn Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation newsletters


Penn Medicine’s PM&R Department has a long history of pioneering essential rehabilitation treatments.

The Penn Difference

The Penn Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department sets itself apart from others by providing the very best in world class health care.


Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is an established leader in post-acute rehabilitation care and encompasses a large network of rehabilitation outpatient centers and rehabilitation hospitals.


Penn Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation touches many lives. Those individuals who wish to give back – to help other patients or loved ones – may consider making a gift to the Department.

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